Joe L Trottter

  U.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Cemetery: St Mary's Cathiolic Cemetery 87th and Hamlin Ave, Evergreen Park, IL (Map-it)

Joe L. Trotter age 84 of Crete, Illinois passed away on May 8, 2020.  Loving husband to Kathleen (nee Rosemond); loving father to Dupree D. Penn, Zarion D. Penn and the late Rosilyn J. Trotter-Penn.  Dear brother to Verlee (late Jimmy) Stovall, Juanita Trotter, Yvonne (late Ernest) Young, Maggie (Bruce) Doss and Allene (Prentice) Williams.  Also, leaves behind a wonderful family.   Joe worked at Allied as a security guard and loved working on computers.  Joe Served proudly in the U.S. Air Force. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Interment:  St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois.  Funeral service and burial were private due to the current circumstances COVID-19.  Info:  (708) 672-7600.

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Dorothy M Abrams

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)

Dorothy Abrams (Zilske) age 92 a longtime resident of Monee and Homewood, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Edward (“Pep”) Abrams. Dorothy was born and raised in Homewood and was the last of 6 children from Albert and Mary Zilske. In retirement Dorothy and Pep lived at the Golf Vista retirement community in Monee where they enjoyed an active retirement. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by many friends and family members.

Arrangements were entrusted to Monee Funeral Home 5450 Wilson St. (at Governors Hwy.), Monee, IL. 60449.  Info (708) 534-0016 . 

 

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Richard J Vilmur

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

 

Richard Joseph Vilmur, 79, died April 25th in Chicago Heights, IL. He was born in Milwaukee on December 21, 1940, to Louis Patrick and Priscilla Marie (Gardner) Vilmur. Richard attended various parochial schools until graduating from Pius XI High School in Milwaukee as the Valedictorian for the class of 1958. He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee where he achieved a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in just 5 years.  From his graduation in 1963 until his retirement in 1998, Richard worked for Motorola Corporation. While at Motorola, Richard was part of the innovative team that designed and brought cellular technology to fruition. He held over 20 US patents involving cellular technology and for his work, he was awarded the Dan Noble Fellow award for his contributions to the company.

Upon retiring, Richard got married and settled in Crete, IL. Where he was a faithful member of St. Liborius Catholic Church in Steger, IL.  An advocate for healthy eating and organic foods, Richard was the Treasurer of the now disbanded South Suburban Food Co-Op in Park Forest and Homewood, IL.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Ann (Feldman), devoted brothers, Paul Vilmur of Palatine, IL, and Roger (Jean) Vilmur of Palatine IL, as well as nephews Andrew and Alex Vilmur.  He is also survived by his colleague and longtime friend Gene Bruckert of Arlington Heights, IL. 

Services were held at Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417 on Monday, May 4, 2020. Inurnment is at Assumption Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Glenwood, IL. Information may be obtained from Crete Funeral Home at 708-672-7600.

 

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Lawrence J Janaszak

  U.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Lawrence J. Janaszak age 77 of longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois.  Loving husband to Lucy (nee Lachcik).  Beloved father to David (Julie) Janaszak, Carol Janaszak and Jeff Janaszak.  Cherished grandfather to Adam, Anna, Matt and Sophia.  Dear brother to Loretta Wright and Maryann (Steve) Lindgren.  Fond uncle, cousin and friend to many.  Lawrence retired as a supervisor for Ameritech and served proudly in the U.S. Navy.  Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

Due to the current circumstances, a memorial mass will be scheduled at a later date at St. Kieran Catholic Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL.  Info: (708)-754-0016.

 

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Amand A Stella

  U.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home (Map-it)

Armand A. Stella age 81 longtime resident of Crete, Illinois passed away on April 27, 2020.  Loving husband to the late Gayle (nee Heitmann) 2002.  Beloved father to Michael (Christine {Favero}) Stella.  Beautiful grandfather to Nicholas, Ryan and Megan Stella.  Dear brother to Nancy (Rich) Chiaro, Bob (Donna) Stella  and the late Eleanor Stella.  Fond Brother-in-law to April (Ron) Miller and Keith (Debbie) Heitmann.  Cherished uncle to many.  Preceded in death by his parents Felix and Estelle (nee Sigerich) Stella.  Armand served proudly in the U.S. Army. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Interment:  Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois.  Funeral service and burial were private due to the current circumstances COVID-19.  Info:  (708) 672-7600.

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Kenneth J. Peterson

  U.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Kenneth J. Peterson age 75 of Homewood formerly of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on April 23, 2020.  Loving husband to Dawn (nee Colonnelli).  Beloved brother to Shirley (Russ) Boettger, Wayne (Sue) Peterson, Jerry (late Nancy) Peterson, Leonard Peterson, preceded in death by his siblings Charlene Niebling, Donald Peterson and Norma Grutzius. Fond son to the late Leonard and Alvira (nee Jurgerson) Peterson.   Uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Kenneth retired as the Director of Buildings and Grounds for Park Forest School District 163 and retired from Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Flossmoor. 
Kenneth was a member of Loyal Order Moose Lodge 828, lifetime member of the South Suburban Maintenance Association and was also an avid bowler and golfer.  Kenneth served proudly in the U.S. Army where he received an award in National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Metal.  Burial and service was private due to the COVID-19 virus.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL. Burial at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.  Info: (708)-754-0016.

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Henrietta Stephan

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Henrietta Stephan (nee Brzostowski) age 96 of Oak Park formerly of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on April 16, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late John.  Loving mother of Jonetta (Jim) Irons.  Dear sister of late Gene (late Billie) Brzostowski, late Lee (late Don) Kappelman, late Cel (late Woody) Knutsen, late Ray (Diane) Brandt, late Al (late Gwen) Brzostowski, late Phyllis (late Don) Ross, and Pete Brzostowski. Cherished grandmother to Jonathan (Allison Mickel) and Joseph.  Fond aunt and friend to many.

Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Due to the current circumstances COVID-19 the service and burial were private.   Entombment:  Skyline Memorial Park, Monee,  Illinois.  Info:  (708) 754-0016

 

 

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Mary J Jakim

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)

Mary J. Jakim (nee Czech) age 91 of Bellevue, Michigan formerly of Olympia Fields and Harvey, Illinois passed away on April 10, 2020.  Loving wife to the late Frederick (2008).  Loving mother to Bridget (Ray) Carter and Raphael (Debra) Jakim.  Cherished grandmother to Kayla Carter, Ryan (Cortney) Buzelli, Rebecca (Will) Shepstone; great grandmother to Ryan Jr. and Levi Buzelli.  Dear sister to Stanley Czech.  Mary worked in medical records for Gary Methodist Hospital and a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Harvey.

Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Due to the current circumstances COVID-19 the service and burial were private.   Interment:  Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Illinois.  Info:  (708) 754-0016

 

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Geri A Grzan

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home (Map-it)


Visitation: Private
Cemetery: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 27034 South Diagional Road, Elwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Geri A. Grzan (nee Pelaske), 83, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020, following a brief battle with cancer and heart disease.  She was a loving and loved wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandmother, and aunt.  She was born December 2, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Martin and Ruth (nee Thomas) Pelaske.  She grew up in Oak Forest, IL.  She was married for 62 years to Jerome (Jerry) Grzan.  They were married in Hazel Crest, IL.  Following a few years in Harvey, IL, they move to Monee, IL to raise their family.  She was a long-time member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Monee.  She graduated from Oak Forest High School in 1958.  Geri was an avid gardener and cook.  She was active in the Dahlia and Day Lily Club and Veterans Women’s Club.  She worked for many years at the Monee truck stop as the Head Cook.  She took great pride in her flowers, trees, and yard decorations.  Many garden walks were conducted in her yard.

She was preceded in death by an infant child, her parents, multiple brother and sister-in-laws, and her two brothers, Martin, Jr Pelaske and Jimmy.  She is survived by her husband, daughter Sharon Williams (Richard) of Peoria, AZ, son Jerry (Dortha) of North Aurora, IL, her sister Marcie Dykstra (John), brother-in-law, Dick Grzan of Oveida, FL, and brother-in-law Marion Poniatowski of Chicago.  She also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Ryan Williams (Grace) of Phoenix, AZ, Rachel Williams of Framingham, MA, Hannah Williams of Surprise, AZ and Lauren Bergemann (Nelson) of Surprise, AZ, along with Elizabeth Grzan, Calvin Grzan, Noah Grzan, Chandler Grzan, and Luke Grzan, all of North Aurora, IL.  She also leaves behind numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, visitation is on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 will be private at the Monee Funeral Home, located at 5450 W. Wilson Street at Governors Highway in Monee, IL, and is by invitation only to family.  A Memorial Service will be planned for the future. Interment will follow immediately afterwards at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, located at 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL, and is limited to family only.

The family would like to thank Franciscan Olympia Fields Hospital, Rush Hospital Chicago, and, St. James Manor and Villas for their support.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.  To share memories or condolences, visit moneefuneralhome.com.

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Raymond Richard Hostetler

  U.S. Veteran
Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home (Map-it)


Visitation: Private

Raymond Richard Hostetler age 78 of Richton Park, Illinois passed away on April 2, 2020. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.  Service and funeral were Private.   For info call (708) 754-0016. 

 

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